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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 02, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wedding Doll: Israeli Film Festival

English subtitles; Directed by Nitzan Giladi (2015) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Hagit, a headstrong young woman with a mild mental deficiency, dreams of love and marriage with her boss son at the factory where she works, hoping that marriage will free her from her mothers overprotective guidance. When news arrives of the factory shutting down, if forces Hagits romantic fantasy and reality to collide. Speaker: Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, Wesleyan University

Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Jeremy Zwelling Lecture with Nora Rubel

This talk examines the ways that the 20th century cookbook, The Way to a Man's Heart: The Settlement Cook Book , became a beloved Jewish icon. Drawing on close readings of recipes, nostalgic references in memoirs and fiction, as well as secondary sources that catalog the cookbook as "Jewish", this paper will analyze the ways in which a cookbook can be coded as such despite having no direct references to Jews or Judaism. Speaker: Nora Rubel, Associate Professor of Religion and Classics and Director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Rochester. Free to the public

Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

Thursday, February 09, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beyond the Mountains and the Hills: Israeli Film Festival

English subtitles; Directed by Eran Kolirin (2016) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Retiring from the army after serving for 27 years, David Greenbaum tries to adjust to his new civilian life. His struggles intersect with the life altering events experienced by the other members of his family. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Speaker: Isaac Zablocki, Director of JCC Manhattan Film Programs

Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace

Thursday, February 16, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Tale of Love and Darkness: Israeli Film Festival

English subtitles, Directed by Natalie Portman (2015) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Based on the memoir by the renowned writer, Amos Oz, the film follows his life as a young man set against the historic events of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young mans relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live. Speaker: A.O. Scott, Distinguished Professor of Film Criticism, Wesleyan University

Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace

Thursday, February 23, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Kind Words: Israeli Film Festival

English subtitles; Directed by Shemi Zarhin (2015) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC This quirky and wry comedy follows the journey from Israel to France of three siblings who discover the identity of their real father following the death of their mother. Speaker: Laura Blum, Film Critic

Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace

Thursday, March 02, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Harmonia: Israeli Film Festival

English subtitles; Directed by Ori Sivan (2016) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Set in modern day Israel, Harmonia is inspired by the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar in the book of Genesis, giving a feminine interpretation to the story of the mothers and their two half-brother boys. Speaker: Ori Sivan, Gittel and Marvin Silverberg Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Wesleyan University

Goldsmith Family Cinema, 301 Washington Terrace

Thursday, March 09, 2017

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In Treatment: Israeli Film Festival

Episodes of the TV Show: Head Writer: Ori Sivan FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC A drama that follows five patients as they undergo psychotherapy in the therapists clinic. Israeli TV inspired the American versionscreened by HBO. Speaker: Ori Sivan, Head Writer of In Treatment and Gittel and Marvin Silverberg Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Wesleyan University

Goldsmith Family Cinema